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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 02-20-2015, 07:55 PM
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20" RF Tires - All Season Recommendations

Just purchased a 2011 diesel used. All OK except the tires.

Vehicle came with a Performance option, I had them install the RF Winter tires. However, I live on a boat and don't have room to store two sets of tires / wheels. I would like to have All Season tires. What options would you suggest?

Current concern isn't cost but trying to understand what options I should consider.

Dave
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Old 02-20-2015, 08:27 PM
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You live on a boat? You are living the life! I use to live in DC metro btw. Any pics of the boat? How you liking the winter on a boat?

Try Continental DWS or Nitto Motivo, they are the most popular.


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Old 02-20-2015, 08:55 PM
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Boat - Last few days have been interesting when H2O in Baltimore Inner Harbor becomes solid. However, I am REALLY sure it annoys the gulls more than I.

Car - I don't think these tire are available in 20" RF. Any opinion on whether I should consider 18" over 19" or otherwise?

Dave
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Old 02-20-2015, 09:45 PM
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There are no all season run flats in the 20's only summer tires. But if you go non rf then go motivos all the way. That is what I have. You can buy the space saving spare tire from bimmerzone.com
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Old 02-20-2015, 10:03 PM
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Thanks.

So your optimum solution is none-RF tires and then carry around a space saving tire - I have an (unnecessary 3rd-row seat). I was hoping that dropping to an 18/19" rim would increase the sidewall and soften the ride. Can I presume that you consider your option the best available - with a 10 year view? (This isn't a challenge, just trying to understand).

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Old 02-20-2015, 10:13 PM
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If you have the third row then that kills that idea. If you go 19's then still get the non ft tire they are just better. I would get the Pirelli scorpion verde all season. Awesome tire. The truth is the run flats suck
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Old 02-20-2015, 10:45 PM
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RF suck is certainly a learning I have appreciated over since buying the vehicle. That said, the diesel X5 still meets my other needs.

In my circumstance would you focus on:

1. non-RF All Season 20" with a space saving spare
2. Drop down to 18"/19" rims with RF All Season

Notion I have is that cost will be amortized over 10-years and current bias it the "best' option and not the most cost effective!

Thanks for conversation - I am feeling most stupid on this topic and conversation in the best education...

Dave
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Old 02-20-2015, 11:30 PM
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For 19's with run flat do these:

http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...=022302&cs=255

Or

http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...=022302&cs=255
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Old 02-20-2015, 11:32 PM
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If you keep the 20's and go non run flat get one of these

http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...138&vid=022303

Or

http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...312&vid=022303


Hope that helps!

Below is the link for the spare tire!

http://www.bimmerzone.com/BMW_Perfor...T-E70-KIT.html
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Boat - Last few days have been interesting when H2O in Baltimore Inner Harbor becomes solid. However, I am REALLY sure it annoys the gulls more than I.

Car - I don't think these tire are available in 20" RF. Any opinion on whether I should consider 18" over 19" or otherwise?

Dave
Nice! I used to live in Canton, at Tindeco Wharf.

I have the Continental DWS 20" 275/315's. They are quiet, and comfortable. They handle just OK in snow in the DC metro area like today. Very good on wet and dry surfaces.

But, the sidewalls are SOFT. If you hit a pothole at a bad angle, there is a good chance of getting a flat. It's happened to me twice, but Conti has a good standard hazard warranty.

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Old 02-21-2015, 01:35 PM
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Trade you 20s with someone who has michelin latitude RFTs on 19" rims and thinks it will be a 'performance' upgrade. You can probably pick up a few hundred $$ in the deal.
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